UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Bangkok


Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Bangkok

Job Family: Programme Coordination

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 7 to 11 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Bangkok Time) : 08-JUL-2022

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


The Inclusive Quality Education Section (IQE) is implementing two regional projects on Costing and Financing Education 2030 in the Asia-Pacific. The projects aim to examine closely the costing and financing aspect of achieving SDG4 targets, specifically Target 4.1 (primary and secondary), Target 4.2 (pre-primary/early childhood) and Target 4.5 (Gender equality and Inclusion) to support countries to understand and meet the financial commitments in achieving these targets. Two excel-based education simulation costing models have been developed to produce analysis data and make projections for education sector planning. In addition, the IQE Section also provide technical and advocacy support to countries for strengthening education finance.

Long Description


Under the overall authority of the Director of the UNESCO Bangkok, and the direct supervision of the Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) with technical inputs from the Programme Specialist and Officers in charge of the relevant projects, the Individual Specialist will perform the following tasks: 1. Support the finalization of the Philippines Bangsamoro Education Reform and Development Plan (BERDP), especially the chapter on Education Costing and relevant simulation models; 2. Carry out capacity development work to strengthen national capacity for the preparation and development of the new Education Sector Plan in Cambodia; 3. Support the finalization of the regional report on education costing and financing in the Asia-Pacific; 4. Support the organization and facilitation of capacity development workshops on ECCE financing model for Bhutan and Kiribati; 5. Support the development of SDG4.2 costing model for Kazakhstan; 6. Missions to Bangsamoro and Almaty are expected.

In line with UNESCO’s overall gender mainstreaming strategy, the incumbent is expected to integrate a gender perspective in all activities and apply gender analysis and mainstreaming concepts whenever feasible.


Deliverables Each month, relevant deliverable technical materials and activity completion report will be required. Specific deliverables are spelt out below.

Timeframe 1st August – 31st December 2022

Payment Schedule Upon submission of relevant materials, deliverables and reports, not later than the end of the month.

Long Description



Tentative Timeline (Year 2022)


Updated version of the BERDP costing chapter and Education costing simulation model

End of August


Training materials for Cambodia Capacity Develop activities

End of September


Finalized regional study on education financing

End of October


Training materials for ECCE financing model for Bhutan and Kiribati;

End of November


SDG4.2 costing model for Kazakhstan and relevant user manual

End of December

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Accountability (C)

Communication (C)

Innovation (C)

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)

Planning and organizing (C)

Results focus (C)

Teamwork (C)

Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.



  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent and above) in the field of education, development studies, economics, social sciences or related areas.

Professional Work experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in the field of education, of which at least two years were acquired at the regional/international level.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Asia-Pacific education systems and education issues
  • Proven conceptual and analytical skills
  • Effective planning and organizing ability

  • Capacity to follow up and coordinate independently with minimal supervision
  • Proven ability to work efficiently in a dynamic and multicultural team environment
  • Excellent coordination and interpersonal skills
  • Proven capacity to build and maintain effective partnerships inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to work under pressure.


  • Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of other UNESCO official languages is an asset.


Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now” and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document) in ‘Employment History Form / My Documents’. Before uploading the document, at the end of the word document, please insert the extra pages with the following required information: (1) an up-to-date curriculum vitae;

(2) a statement indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment;

(3) an indication of the approach you would adopt to carry out the assignment, including any inputs that may be required from UNESCO; (maximum 2, A4 pages);

(4) the overall cost of the assignment, expressed as propose fee in total and a monthly rate.

The complete application shall be submitted on or before 8 July 2022, Midnight Bangkok time.


  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidate(s) about the outcome or status of the selection process.
  • Please submit your application through SuccessFactors. Only if you are unable to attach requirements in system, please inform us at [email protected]


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.

UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Tags: capacity development, continuous improvement, gender analysis, gender mainstreaming, gender parity, gender perspective, knowledge sharing, quality education, sdg4, social sciences